Alexander Martinborough Pinot Noir 2017

Pinot Noir from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 18-Jul-2018
Very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour, lighter on the edge with slight purple tints. The nose is fragrant with aromas of savoury black cherry fruit entwined with an array of dark-red berry fruits harmoniously melded together. Aromatic dark-red florals and herbal nuances add perfume and lift. The nose builds in depth forming a concentrated core. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich with plush and vibrantly sweet flavours of ripe black cherries and dark-red berryfruit. The flavours form a firm, elegantly presented core with a positive backbone and firm, fine-grained tannins providing plenty of structure. The acidity is balanced and the wine carries with good energy to an elegant, sustained finish. This is a sweetly rich, black-fruited Pinot Noir with an elegant, but powerful, linear core with fine structure and plenty of drive. Match with poultry, pork, beef and lamb over the next 6-8 years. A selection of 9 barrels. 55% clone 5 and 45% Abel, destemmed and fermented, 45% by indigenous yeasts to 13.5% alc., the one aged 11 months in one-third new French Allier oak barriques. 220 cases made. 18.5/20 Jul 2018 RRP $39.00

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